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Low-LET Radiation

The repair of γ-ray-induced chromosomal damage in human lymphocytes after exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields

Lloyd D.a · Hone P.a · Edwards A.a · Cox R.a · Halls J.b

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aNational Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon; bBrunel Institute for Bioengineering, Brunel University, Uxbridge (UK)

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Cytogenet Genome Res 104:188–192 (2004)

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Abstract of Low-LET Radiation

Received: July 08, 2003
Accepted: November 04, 2003
Published online: June 15, 2004
Issue release date: May 2004

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1424-8581 (Print)
eISSN: 1424-859X (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/CGR

Abstract

G₀ human blood lymphocytes were irradiated with 2.0 Gy γ-rays and cultured to metaphase whilst held in a 50-Hz power frequency magnetic field of 0.23, 0.47 or 0.7 mT. No differences were found in the frequencies of γ-induced chromosome aberrations observed in cells held in the EM fields compared with replicates held in a sham coil. Similar field conditions have been reported to increase the frequency of γ-induced HPRT mutations, leading to a suggestion that the EM fields alter the fidelity of repair of genomic lesions. This was not confirmed by the chromosome aberration assay described here.   

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Low-LET Radiation

Received: July 08, 2003
Accepted: November 04, 2003
Published online: June 15, 2004
Issue release date: May 2004

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1424-8581 (Print)
eISSN: 1424-859X (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/CGR


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